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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1

Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1 -J.P.Bharathi At higher secondary levels, schools should focus more on specialization. At least in one area a student should be made to do a project, with hypothesis, experiments, observation, testing, suggestions and recommendations. For example, he should be asked to know what […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-34

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:50 – Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English

Cineflections-50 Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.— Dalai Lama XIV Mitr, My Friend is a film directed by Revathi, and written by V. Priya and Sudha Kongara. The film won the Best Feature […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science

Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science -J.P.Bharathi Science is not in the laboratory experiments; they are in the human surroundings. If the student is passionately made aware of this, he will educate the entire family and make them more responsible. It is not necessary to initiate science only with laboratory […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math

Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math -J.P.Bharathi Primary school along with kindergarten is a very beautiful age for learning. Math’s is a perfect cognitive concept which works well with fresh brains. Instead of giving them existing learning methods, it is better to leave them to explore for themselves. Abacus slate gives them a great […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:47 – Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam

Cineflections-47 Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-28

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-27

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:45 – Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil

Cineflections-45 Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Kaaka Muttai is a film written and directed by M. Manikandan. This film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the National Award for the Best Children’s Film and the Best Child Artists […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:44 – Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam

Cineflections-44 Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi Thulabharam is a Malayalam film directed by A. Vincent based on a play penned by Thoppil Bhasi for Kerala People’s Arts Club. The film won the National Award for the Second Best Feature Film and the […]

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Need of the hour -36 Retirement Therapies

Need of the hour -36 Retirement Therapies -J.P.Bharathi Counselling Strategies for Managing Pre-Retirement Anxiety: People who experience pre-retirement anxiety must be counselled and psychologists or counsellor offer many therapies to overcome stressful feelings. Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (R.E.B.T): Rational Emotive Counselling is suitable counselling therapy for imparting rationality in adult employees regarding their sensitivity of retirement. […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:43 – Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi

Cineflections-43 Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “if she had not been a gypsy, and if he had not been a priest” – Victor Hugo Teesri Kasam is the film directed by Basu Bhattacharya, based on a short story titled “Maare Gaye Gulfam” by Phanishwarnath Renu. Renu also penned the dialogue for […]

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Need of the hour -35 Retirement

Need of the hour -35 Retirement -J.P.Bharathi Retirement is an unavoidable movement in the life of every personnel. Retirement is major change in an individual’s life and this brings some emotional response. All employees have to retire at some time. Psychologists have stated that the retirement process is a negative experience for some employees. They […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:42 – Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu

Cineflections-42 Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu -Manjula Jonnalagadda “శిశుర్వేత్తి పశుర్వేత్తి వేత్తిగాన రసంఫణిః” The children know, the animals know the snakes know the essence of music Sruthilayalu is a film written and directed by K. Viswanath. The film premiered at the International Film Festival of India. It won several Andhra Pradesh state government’s Nandi Awards. It won […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Cineflections:41 – Nimantran – 1971, Bengali

Cineflections-41 Nimantran – An Invitation – 1971, Bengali -Manjula Jonnalagadda “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ― Federico García Lorca Nimantran is a film directed and written by Tarun Majumdar based on a story by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyaya. This film won the Best Bengali […]

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Need of the hour -32 How to write a small start-up business plan

Need of the hour -32 How to write a small start-up business plan -J.P.Bharathi Smart Start-up entrepreneurs can develop start up business plan. By following this easy six-step process, you’ll soon have a clear path to start up success. 1.Clarify the start-up vision, mission, and values The first step to writing a start-up business plan […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Cineflections:39 – Hamsageethe – 1975, Kannada

Cineflections-39 Hamsageethe  (The Swan Song) – Kannada, 1975 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “It is only rigorous training and in depth study that make music mature into the realm of the classical.” – Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna Hamsageethe is a film directed and written by G.V. Iyer based on the novel with the same written by T.R. Subba Rao. The […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-17

https://youtu.be/MTGe-FR1iXIhttps://youtu.be/K9JUkYMTU84https://youtu.be/wCGrdrVZ-U0 Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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A Poem A Month -28 An Earnest Appeal (Telugu Original Oka Chiru Vijnapti by Dasari Amarendra

An Earnest Appeal -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original: “Oka Chiru Vijnapti” by Dasari Amarendra Yes, it’s true. I admit I was recklessness In falling asleep like a log. Without realizing there could be you around it’s true that in the cradle swing of train I fell asleep oblivious to the world. Well, You did […]

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Cineflections:36 – RRR – 2022 Telugu

Cineflections-36 RRR (రౌద్రం, రణం, రుధిరం /Raise, Roar, Revolt) – Telugu 2022 -Manjula Jonnalagadda           Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory… and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles. – Alfred Alder.           RRR is a film directed by S.S. Rajamouli and […]

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https://youtu.be/-66kPnvusP8 Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -25 (IS LIFE A JOURNEY!!!….A conflict with oneself,, may be yes..)

Need of the hour -25 IS LIFE A JOURNEY!!!….A conflict with oneself,, may be yes.. -J.P.Bharathi Each one’s life is a journey…. we all are conditioned and influenced by circumstances. We all have certain perceptions and judgements about the experiences that condition our life. These may be right from our early childhood or even circumstances […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -24 (Tweak the news columns…)

Need of the hour -24 Tweak the news columns… -J.P.Bharathi Its time, News columns should be divided into healthy news, constructive news, encouraging news ideas on one side of the news paper and unhealthy news, discouraging facts, antisocial news on the other side. If need be, they should be even differentiated with positive and negative […]

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Cineflections:34 – Katha – 1983 Hindi

Cineflections-34 Katha – 1983 Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.” – Adam Grant Katha is a […]

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https://youtu.be/I3jpWqomjPohttps://youtu.be/BJqW3GgB2DQ Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:33 – 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English

Cineflections-33 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper 36 […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -23 (Graffiti, A silent menace in schools)

Need of the hour -23 Graffiti, A silent menace in schools -J.P.Bharathi Educational institutions have various issues which are major concerns to the Principal, Counselors, Teachers and Parents. One such issue is Graffiti. Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, sprayed illicitly on the walls in public places. Students indulge in graffiti which is a […]

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My Life Memoirs-24

My Life Memoirs-24 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   Our Grand Children           Rohit did his studies in Sherwood School (Primary), Parkland Middle School and Winston Churchill High School (Potomac) Parkland Middle School admits only very bright students,  they  are called – gifted and talented students. He did […]

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A Poem A Month -27 Wait For Me… (Telugu Original “Naa Kosam Vechi Choodu” by Sivasagar)

Wait For Me… -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original: “Naa Kosam Vechi Choodu” by Sivasagar Through the song that was snapped by noose the incarcerated cataract the wounded footpath the breath of life, and the sonority of violin I return I resurrect Look for me Wait for me Through the sensitive grain of sand, Summer’s […]

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A Poem A Month -26 When You Become an Introvert (Telugu Original “Neelone Neevainappudu” by Vijay Koganti)

When You Become an Introvert -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original: “Neelone Neevainappudu” by Vijay Koganti Sometimes, every cumulus Turns a blind eye to you; and No new dawn Hugs you in its warm embrace. No downy touch Shall be within your each To call you back from slipping into The abysses of your inmost […]

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My Life Memoirs-23

My Life Memoirs-23 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   41 Chloe- Our Pet           Naveena, Hemanth and Rahul brought home 6- week old puppy from a dog breeder in Pennsylvania. She is beautiful, with big expressive eyes. Initially , I was worried how to take care of her. […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-12

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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A Poem A Month -25 Severally (Telugu Original “Vidividigane” by Ravi Verelly)

Severally -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original: “Vidividigane” by Ravi Verelly In the absence of whiffs of breeze that punctuate the air with fragrances, two flowers blooming to the same sprig shall experience impassable reaches like the two detached gold discs hanging severally to the thrice knotted sacred thread, sagging under the weight of diverging […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-TaQHpj3g0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-JvmWDTMQwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uO6Z679SLY Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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My Life Memoirs-22

My Life Memoirs-22 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   40. Americans Love Corn Corn has a history that goes back  several  thousand years. It thrived and eventually found its way to the center of American diet and- America is now the largest producer and consumer of corn. Corn is inexpensive. Corn is […]

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Need of the hour -21 (Pandemic, It’s Impact… Let’s think!!!!!)

Need of the hour -21 Pandemic, It’s Impact… Let’s think!!!!! -J.P.Bharathi Let us browse through our Life styles, small gestures, etiquette, living habits, planning, time table, hobbies, education, values, relationships, work life balance, dress style, rhythm in life, food habits, partying, outing, fitness and in many more areas. There are so many expectations, give and […]

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Cineflections:32 Nishabd – Hindi, 2007

Cineflections-32 Nishabd – Hindi, 2007 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “There is no anti-aging more potent than a young lover bursting with lust for your middle age vulnerability who pulls you out of rut with her arduous banter and make you whole again with her benevolent smirk”  ― Nalini Priyadarshni Nishabd is a 2007 film directed by Ram […]

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A Poem A Month -24 Flapping of the Wings (Telugu Original “Rekkala Savvadi” by Prasuna Ravindran)

Flapping of the Wings -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original: “Rekkala Savvadi” by Prasuna Ravindran As I tune up my heart With the silence of the night A Swan flapping its wings Is heard over the pond. Childhood Revisits the lips…Oh, this moment, how sweet it breathes! *** రెక్కల సవ్వడి రాత్రి నిశ్శబ్దంతో మనసుని శ్రుతి చేస్తున్న వేళ […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment- 10 Ananda Natana Prakasam

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -20

Need of the hour -20 Best way towards HEALTHY LIVING… -J.P.Bharathi Revathi’s three-year-old Rohan is longing to have a coke every time he is thirsty. In the beginning Revathi was very glad that her little one has a liking for a particular taste. Slowly when she realized that in place of plain water, Rohan preferred […]

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My Life Memoirs-21

My Life Memoirs-21 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   15.Naveena’s Marriage  Hemanth was a student of Nizam College and knew both Raju and Naveena. He was working in the Indian Embassy, in Washington D.C and came home to Hyderabad on vacation; He came home to Jubilee Hills and took Naveena’s Bangalore address. […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-9

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment -Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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My Life Memoirs-20

My Life Memoirs-20 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   37.Our Friends in America Prof. Krishna Kumar and his wife Jyothirmayi Alapati : They are our friends from India and long ago settled in America. The Professor is a very –knowledgeable person  and takes deep interest in our Puranas and Vedas. Being a […]

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Need of the hour -19

Need of the hour -19 Covid time convert into-  Conquering time -J.P.Bharathi Covid-19 or corona has literally caged each one of us in our caves / homes. Someone rightly stated that 2020 is proved to be a rat year. We are venturing out only to fetch our groceries, and other basic necessities. We are running […]

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A Poem A Month -23 Evening Perfumes (Telugu Original “Sayantrapu Suvasanalu” by Ismail)

 Evening Perfumes -English Translation: Nauduri Murthy -Telugu Original:”Sayantrapu Suvasanalu” by Ismail She daubs Evening perfumes For my sake every eve. The scent of thin shadows Creeps under her chin and ears.  The aroma of a Steady standing rain Over a Casuarina plantation On the sea-shore Flares in her tresses. A whiff of the caves The […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -14 K. Varalakshmi’s Sandhya Samasyalu

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard K.Varalakshmi -Syamala Kallury Ravi: Hi Grandma, our previous story on the relationship between two individuals a husband and wife, and the difference in the perspectives how they look at their relationship, the bond, the insecurities, and the expression of these in everyday life still haunt me. Some of the aspects […]

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Cineflections:29 Kushboo – (Fragrance) 1975, Hindi

Cineflections-29 Kushboo – (Fragrance) 1975, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “एक छोड़ी हुई लड़कीको वापस लेले इससे बड़ा मान क्या मिलेगा उसे?” – बृन्दावन की माँ “मैं रस्ते में बैठी हुई हु? जब कहे छोड़ दिया जब चाहे लगाए, मेरी मर्ज़ी कुछ नहीं?” – कुसुम “A disowned woman is asked to come back, what is more respectful […]

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My Life Memoirs-19

My Life Memoirs-19 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   36.Our Friends from several walks of life It is going to be a longlist. It is not just ‘name dropping’ but I respect and sincerely feel that all these people are our good friends and well-wishers. They are all from different walks of […]

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Need of the hour -18

Need of the hour -18 FANTASY WORLD – CAN WE REALLY AFFORD! -J.P.Bharathi Children like to see cartoons, fairy tales, animated movies and gimmicks happening. They love and enjoy fiction, stories, miracles, magic shows and so on. So, we can largely conclude that they admire a dream world and expect the same in the real […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-8

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment -Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -17

Need of the hour -17 SCOLDING KIDS- HOW DOES IT FEEL -J.P.Bharathi Give a child to play a puzzle, a set of building blocks or messy clay. He is all set to arrange, create and innovate. This shows children are patient enough to take up any task. So, when a child has enough patience to […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-7

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A Poem A Month -21 After bidding Adieu (Telugu Original “Vidkolu Tarvatha” by Afsar)

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